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Australasian College of Sports Physicians—position statement: the place of mesenchymal stem/stromal cell therapies in sport and exercise medicine
  1. Hamish Osborne1,
  2. Lynley Anderson2,
  3. Peter Burt1,2,
  4. Mark Young3,
  5. David Gerrard1
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  2. 2Bioethics Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  3. 3Mater Medical Research, University of Queensland and Queensland Institute of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hamish Osborne, Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand; hamish.osborne{at}


Purpose and scope This Position Statement has been written expressly for members of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP); however, it may also be of interest to the wider medical community, sporting organisations, athletes and the general community. It has been informed by a comprehensive review of the scientific literature and the opinions of kindred organisations. This statement outlines the use of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapies in the broad context of Sport and Exercise Medicine, recognising that every medical practitioner should respect: (1) the evidence for the therapeutic use of MSCs and (2) the priority for patient health and welfare.

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